Kawann Short Interview
Sr / Purdue / DT

Updated - 3-14-13

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  Tell me about your first day of practice at the Senior Bowl. 


Kawann Short:  I think that it went pretty good.  There are some things that I can still correct.  It was the first day.  Tomorrow should be a lot better.


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths? 


Kawann Short:  I am a run stopper, but I can pass rush as well.  Those are the two things that you need.


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game are you trying to improve upon?


Kawann Short:  I just need to be more consistent.  That is a big thing right now.  That is what I am working on. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are you trying to show scouts and coaches during this week?


Kawann Short:  They want to see me being more consistent.  That is what I have been working on since my last bowl game.  I also want to show these guys my stamina.      


Alex Khvatov:  Describe your senior season to us.


Kawann Short:  I didn’t set any individual goals.  But as a team, we didn’t meet the expectations that we set out for ourselves.  I would give myself a C grade.  I could have done a lot better.  I had some minor injuries, but that shouldn’t have slowed me down.  We did go to a bowl game, but it didn’t end the way we wanted it to. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is your most memorable moment at Purdue?


Kawann Short:  It has to be my redshirt freshman season.  I got two interceptions in one season.  It is rare for a DT.  I thought that it was pretty good. 


Alex Khvatov:  Who was the toughest player that you have faced during your career?


Kawann Short:  Wisconsin, Michigan and Notre Dame.  Those teams stood out.  They were tough to go against.  Braxston Cave is pretty good. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?


Kawann Short:  I like to be around my family.  If they are not around, I hang out with my friends.


Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Kawann Short is….


Kawann Short:  I am a very down to earth individual.  Off-the-field, I am easy to get along with.  On the field, it is all about the game.  It is all about being tough.  I like to show my competitive side.        






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